Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The La Iglesiona Cave of the Cabo Vidío cliff (Asturias)

 This time we travelled to the coast of Asturias, to Cabo Vidío, some 35 km west of Avilés (by road), one of the three big cities of Asturias. At the cape there is a lighthouse where you can park the car.

 Just below this lighthouse, right at the base of the cliff, there is a spectacular cave, the La Iglesiona Cave. The cave can be reached descending, very carefully, a narrow trail, which ends in a steep jump of several meters. In 2017 there was a rope, but I don´t know the actual situation. To climb down this jump, you need to have a certain skill.

 The jump ends on a ramp, a few meters above the sea (depending on the tides), and directly to its south there is a large opening in the rock, one of the four entrances to the cave.